Trafficked girls in Malaysia
Homeward bound, to arrive Oct 11

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 07: The five Zeliangrong girls from the North East who had been taken by a local agent on promise of job offer to Singapore but landed in a night club of Malaysia would be brought to Imphal on October 11 .

Talking to The Sangai Express from Delhi, spokesperson of Northeast Helpline, Modhuchandra informed that the Indian High Commission at Kuala Lumpur has made the necessary arrangements for repatriation of the five girls.

The five girls would be arriving at Chennai on October 10 from where they would brought to Imphal the following day.

Out of the five girls, four of them are from Tamenglong district of Manipur, while the other is from Assam though she also belongs to the Zeliangrong community.

After being sold off to the night club, they managed to escape and take shelter in a destitute home run by a Catholic priest at Singapore.

It may be recalled here that an official team of the Northeast Helpline comprising its spokesperson Modhuchandra, president Miss Lansinlu Rongmei and public affairs National secretary of All Indian Christian Council Sam Paul had called on the Malaysia High Commission at New Delhi as well as the National Commission for Women and the Union Tribal Affairs and Development Minister Kyndiah to secure the repatriation of the five hapless girls.

During the meeting, the Malaysian High Commission had assured that the Malaysia Government would take up the responsibility of bringing back the five girls safely to India if they are actually victims of human trafficking.

Recalling the meeting, Madhuchandra informed that the Malaysian High Commission had informed the whole conveyed to the whole of North East community that there is no easy job in Malaysia and so parents should watch out from illegal trafficking of their children on false promise of job offer.